The Ohio State women’s basketball team’s short rotation got even shorter after senior guard Asia Doss suffered a sprained ankle in her team’s regular-season ending win against Penn State.
She will miss Friday’s game against Rutgers in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament and is considered day-to-day, according to an Ohio State spokesman. He said she played the rest of the game against the Nittany Lions, but the team does not want her to play at less than 100 percent health with the NCAA tournament coming up. Doss has not been ruled out for the remained of the Big Ten tournament, though.
Senior forward Alexa Hart started against Rutgers in place of Doss, who missed her first game after playing in 134 contests.
Doss averages eight points, 3.6 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game. She has played 34.2 minutes per game this season, which is the second-most on the team. Doss shoots 33.6 percent from the field and has knocked down 26.3 percent of the 3-pointers.
The Buckeyes typically play a seven-person rotation with guards Kelsey Mitchell, Sierra Calhoun, Linnae Harper and Doss and forward Stephanie Mavunga in the starting rotation. Hart and forward Makayla Waterman usually come off the bench. Sophomore guard Jensen Caretti has played in 24 games and averages 8.5 minutes per game, but will likely be counted on to play more minutes Friday.